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The Best Cars For Fuel Efficiency

By Edited Jan 23, 2016 4 6

Top 10 Cars For Fuel Efficency

Top 10 most Fuel Efficient cars

Most people own and drive at least one car and some have more than one car which makes it important to buy the most fuel efficient. Having a vehicle that gets top gas mileage is vital for today’s economy as gas prices are endlessly rising and this makes it important to have a list of the top 10 best cars for fuel efficiency. If any of these cars take your liking I would recommend you find out more about these money saving cars by booking a test drive online via visiting the manufacture's website.

Why is Fuel Efficiency so Important?

Best cars for Fuel Efficiency

With gas prices heading upwards all the time, a listing of some of the vehicles that are the best for fuel efficiency is vital. Most of us couldn’t live or work without a car so since we must have transportation, we want to get the best deal for our money. Consumers need to take into consideration the cost to buy the car itself, as well as the expected yearly cost to buy gas for it when buying and choosing a car.

This list of fuel efficient cars is based on the amount of money these vehicles cost their owners to drive about 15,000 miles every year and based on gas costing $3.52 a gallon. Some of these cars are gas/electric hybrid vehicles and some are regular gas run cars.

Here is the listing of the best car for fuel efficiency:

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius - Best fuel efficient cars

As expected, a gas/electric hybrid car is at the top of the fuel efficiency list. This is considered to be a compact sedan sized car and at press time it had a price of between $22,000 and $24,000. The Prius is rated at getting 49.6 miles per gallon. It was estimated to burn up 302 gallons of gas after driving it 15,000 miles, which came to a cost for that distance of $1,064 based on $3.53 a gallon for fuel. If gas were to rise to $5 a gallon, this cost would go up to $1,512.

Lexus CT 200h

Lexus CT 200h -Best Mileage Cars

This car is considered to be a compact, luxury style of sedan with a price range of between $29,995 and $30, 013. It is rated with 41.6 miles per gallon by the EPA. When driven 15,000 miles a year it was said to cost $1,269 based on $3.52 a gallon for fuel. If the gas prices were to rise to $5 a gallon, this cost would go up to $1,803.

Honda Insight

Honda Insight - Top Fuel Efficient Cars

This car is considered to be a compact sedan with a price range of between $17,000 and $19,000. It is rated by the EPA to get 41.3 miles per gallon. If you drive it 15,000 miles with gas costing $3.52 a gallon, it is said to cost $1,279 and use up 363 gallons of fuel. If gas rises to a cost of $5 a gallon, this cost would go up to $1,816.

Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid - Best Cars for Fuel Economy

This is another gas/electric compact sedan car style with a cost of between $23,000 and $25,000. It is rated by the EPA to get 41.3 miles per gallon. It is said to use up 363 gallons of gas when driven 15,000 miles. If gas cost $3.52 a gallon this would mean spending $1279, while if it goes to $5 a gallon it would mean spending $1,816.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid - Best Cars on Gas

This is rated as a mid-sized and luxury sedan car style with a price of between $29,000 and $35,000. It is rated by the EPA to get 38.6 miles per gallon of gas. If you drive it 15,000 miles it will use up 389 gallons of fuel and if that fuel costs $3.52 a gallon, this means you will spend $1,368 or if it cost $5 a gallon that would go up to $1,944.

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt - Best Cars by Fuel Efficiency

This car is rated as a compact sedan style with a cost of between $40,000 and $41,000. It is rated by the EPA to get 37.1 miles per gallon of fuel. If you drove it 15,000 miles a year it will use about 404 gallons of gas. If that gas cost you $3.52 a gallon, then you would spend $1,424 or if gas went up to $5 a gallon it would cost you $2,022 a year to drive.

Lexus HS 250h

Lexus HS 250h - 2012 Most fuel efficient cars

This is considered to be a luxury mid-sized sedan style and the price range for it is between $35, 000 and $37,000. It is rated by the EPA to get 34.5 miles per gallon of fuel. If you drive it 15,000 miles a year it will use about 434 gallons of gas. And if gas then cost you $3.52 a gallon, then you will spend $1,529 or if it goes up to $5 a gallon it will cost you $2,171 a year to drive.

Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z - Top fuel efficient cars

This is a sub compact sedan style of car that cost between $19,000 and $20,000 and is rated by the EPA to get 33.4 miles per gallon of fuel. If you drive it 15,000 miles a year it will use about 449 gallons of gas and if that gas cost $3.52 a gallon then you will spend $1,579 or if gas were to rise to $5 a gallon then you will expect to pay $2,243 a year to drive it.

Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra -Most fuel efficient cars

This is a compact sedan style and costs between $15,000 and $16,000. It is rated for gas mileage by the EPA at 33.1 miles per gallon. If you drive it 15,000 miles it will use about 453 gallons and costs $1,595 at $3.52 a gallon or $2,266 at $5 a gallon for fuel.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Camry Hybrid - Best fuel efficient car

This is a midsized sedan style of car that costs between $25,000 and $28,000. The EPA rates it as 32.7 miles per gallon for fuel efficiency. If you drive it 15,000 a year it will cost $1,616 at $3.52 a gallon and use 459 gallons of gas. If gas goes up in price to $5 then you will expect to pay $2,295 a year for gas.

 

All in all, these are the top 10 best cars for fuel efficiency and if you are looking for quality cars, then you should consider buying one of these fine examples of vehicles that will help you to save money on fuel. Before you buy one of these cars, I would highly recommend you take one of these cars for a test drive to see how they perform.

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Comments

Aug 28, 2012 6:51am
MeinePCwelt
Great article!
I will have to shop for a car soon and definitely check on the fuel efficiency too.

Thumbs Up!
Aug 28, 2012 5:47pm
ajsbooks
Congratulations on the feature article, it was a great read
Aug 31, 2012 4:02am
jackc101
Well done on producing a good article and getting it featured.
Sep 6, 2012 7:26pm
Finallyfast
Well done article. An absolute great read!

Oct 16, 2012 3:28pm
JaketheGuy29
Great article. I'm looking forward to this spring as I'm planning on selling my old 2001 S-10 and upgrading to a Toyota Prius! Can't wait!
Jan 25, 2014 2:43pm
Yngwie
Why does the Prius get the butt of so many jokes ?
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